Passé

 I

came with

nothing.

Why should I?

Look behind

Or ahead

Moments pass…

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Tree

“My greens turn yellow

As some of my family

We fall and get carried away

somewhere in the garden

We are there…”

Tenacious little petiole

Held together, what once

Was a charming leaf

That fell off into my arm

The same afternoon, I chose to sit under its tree

Reminiscing one particular day from childhood

Where I fell down with a cup of ice cream

And my father called it my tree.

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Paper Boat

boat

The day I fly,

I fly the wind,

I wind the way and

I way the life –

The life of adventure;

Adventure momentary –

Momentary pleasure;

Pleasure in knowing

In knowing my body and soul.

The blank paper that I am

Chose to rewrite destiny

Flying the moment the wind touched

Exploring the way and sailed

My white, pure to life.

What do I say?

I say not to recall yet,

I recall the destined,

Destined to sail as a boat,

The day I chose to fly….

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Once

A regression model;

A collection of soft toys decorated the room.

Before my enquirer mind

Could manage to lay claim on speech,

She smiled innocently;

“I never had these once.”

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Indispensable

My God told me once,

In the silence of my mind and calmness of heart

That, I’m unique and Society pretend not to understand.

I cried; He said laugh, and I laughed my way to life.

Then I looked around, wise and aware,

With a silent mind and calm heart;

Each one of us cried, and laughed;

Their way to indispensable life.

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Aware

Tears….
Tears of fears
Fears of separation
Separation displeasing
Displeasing attachments
Attachments impromptu
Impromptu self-defined
Self-defined separations
Separations platitude
Platitude not fears
Fears tear away
Away tears
Tears….

Published in 2015, In Knowing